First Hip Hop Reality Sitcom Coming To Mtv

MTV: Music Television has announced that the reality sitcom “Run’s House,” brought to MTV by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy TV and Russell Simmons is set to air in October on MTV. The series, television’s first hip hop reality sitcom, will capture the real-life drama and hysterical antics of Reverend Run (Joey Simmons) of Run DMC, his wife and five children.

“It makes sense that Bad Boy and MTV would produce the first hip-hop reality sitcom,” said Combs. “It’s a dream come true to be able to work with Russell on Run’s House. Rev Run is a legend and one of the most interesting individuals I know — he’s destined to become America’s next biggest reality show star! He’s going to show the world what hip-hop family life is really like.”

“America needs Rev Run to show his reality. He’s hip hop grown up. His family and his guidance will inspire us all. This show is ‘Father Knows Best in Steroids,'” said Russell Simmons.

“My family is my ministry,” said Reverend Run. “I’m gonna raise it up with or without cameras. But I’m excited to do it on MTV.”

“Reverend Run is one of the great pioneers in hip hop and has a long history with MTV,” said Brian Graden, President, Entertainment MTV Music Group and President, Logo. “While ‘Run’s House’ gives our viewers an inside look at the lives of hip-hop royalty, our audience will also be able to relate to and laugh along with the family, whose life is fundamentally about heart, humor and everyday challenges.”

In “Run’s House,” Reverend Run must balance recording his first ever solo album with raising five spirited children ages 9-21. The Simmons family is comprised of: Run’s wife Justine, a former rapper/singer and loving wife and mother; Vanessa, 21, a Ford model, former Miss Teen New York and aspiring actress; Angela, 17, a straight A student and aspiring fashion designer; JoJo, 15, a talented rapper who loves music and girls; Diggy, 9, star of the basketball team and an aspiring rapper; and Russell, Jr., 8, the mischievous little brother. The Simmons kids “have it all,” from a glamorous life to typical teenage insecurities. Just down the street from Run’s Saddle River, New Jersey home live his brother and sister in law Russell and Kimora Simmons who spend time with the family and vacation with them in St. Barts.

Russell Simmons, Stan Latham and John Davies serve as creators and Executive Producers. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is Executive Producer. Jac Benson is Executive Producer. Jason Carbone is Executive Producer. For MTV, Tony DiSanto serves as Executive Producer and Liz Gateley serves as Executive in Charge of Development.

Via PRNewswire

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